January 05, 2022

McCune introduces ‘COVID Bill of Rights’ package

Measures prohibit vaccine passports, reinstate fired workers, recognize natural immunity and right to choose OLYMPIA – Bills that would protect individual rights amid government pressure for COVID-19 vaccinations were introduced Wednesday by Sen. Jim McCune, R-Graham, for consideration during the 2022 legislative session. McCune’s ‘COVID Bill of Rights’ package includes...
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November 01, 2021

McCune bill would restore jobs to fired state employees

Declares thousands have been ‘wrongfully terminated’ for vaccination status To read bill draft, click here. OLYMPIA – The nearly 2,000 state employees fired by Gov. Jay Inslee Oct. 18 for failing to submit to his order that all be vaccinated would get their jobs back under a bill prepared for...
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October 25, 2021

McCune calls for governor’s resignation after nearly 2,000 state employees are fired

Calls Inslee action a shocking abuse of power OLYMPIA – Sen. Jim McCune, R-Graham, joined four Republican senators last week in calling for the resignation of Gov. Jay Inslee, following the firing of nearly 2,000 public employees who balked at his order that they be vaccinated for COVID-19. McCune calls...
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October 19, 2021

As thousands fired under Inslee decree, Senate Freedom Caucus calls on governor to resign

Mass-termination event is last straw — senators cite failure of leadership Thousands of state employees get ax under Inslee vaccination mandate Follows nearly 600 days of autocratic decisions in ‘emergency’ that never ends Ferries on reduced schedule due to severe staffing shortage, other impacts expected Governor has ignored Legislature, shut...
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September 10, 2021

McCune tells insurance commissioner, apologize or resign

To see letter, click here. OLYMPIA – State Sen. Jim McCune says Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler should apologize or resign after issuing a statement likening Texas Republicans to the murderous Taliban thugs overrunning the nation of Afghanistan. Kreidler’s statement, issued at taxpayer expense last week, referred to Texas Republicans...
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August 18, 2021

Governor doubles down on government coercion with expansion of vaccine mandate, McCune says

School, college employees join state workers, health care workers under governor’s new “get vaccinated or get fired” rule OLYMPIA – Sen. Jim McCune. R-Graham, released the following statement Wednesday after Gov. Jay Inslee extended his “get vaccinated or get fired” mandate to teachers, school staff and higher education employees. The...
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August 16, 2021

Lawmakers need to fix police bills pronto, says Sen. Jim McCune

Delayed capture of Pierce County murder suspect calls attention to new restrictions on police statewide OLYMPIA – The capture and arrest of a Pierce County murder suspect last week calls attention to the urgent need for a special session to fix new laws restricting police and sheriff’s departments statewide, says...
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July 12, 2021

How parents can fight critical race theory in our public schools

Note: The following op-ed from Sen. Jim McCune was distributed to newspapers statewide on July 12, 2021. by Sen. Jim McCune Last month, South Kitsap School Board member John Berg introduced a resolution to prohibit classroom teaching of theories that promote racial hatred. For that he was called a nut....
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May 10, 2021

State’s ag fairs get big funding boost as McCune bill is signed into law

OLYMPIA – Funding for the state’s county, local and regional fairs will double as a result of a bill sponsored by Sen. McCune, R-Graham, signed into law Monday. Senate Bill 5362 will increase the state’s annual allocation for agricultural fairs to $4 million a year by 2026. State funding for...
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